Ducks 5, Islanders 2

Cory Wright | Tuesday, 12.10.2013 / 1:48 AM

The Islanders hung tough with the Anaheim Ducks, but a late second-period breakdown ultimately led to a 5-2 loss Monday at Honda Center.

John Tavares and Thomas Vanek each had a goal and an assist for the Islanders, who were one minute shy of taking a 2-2 tie into the third period. The Ducks scored twice – including a shorthanded winner from Cam Fowler – in the final 33 seconds of the middle frame to take a 4-2 lead.

“That’s the turning point in the game,” head coach Jack Capuano said. “We couldn’t overcome it.”

Fowler buried the winner off a 3-on-1 rush at 19:27 of the second period, en route to a three-point night (1g/2a). Thirty-one seconds later, Corey Perry potted the first of his two goals, scoring from his knees with 1.7 seconds left on the clock. Perry also scored on the Ducks first power play, which came in the third period.

The Islanders held two leads in Monday’s contest, as Tavares converted a Vanek feed on the Isles' first power play at 9:17 to open the scoring. Tavares returned the favor in the second, winning a draw to Vanek, who ripped his ninth of the season past Jonas Hiller at 4:17.

“We’ve been doing good things, but good things aren’t what we want. We want wins,” Tavares said. “We’ve come out hard, but we haven’t been able to carry it for 60 minutes. We’ve been shooting ourselves in the foot.”

Andrew Cogliano finished a no-look feed from Daniel Winnik in the second period and Saku Koivu scored to round out the Ducks scoring.

Anders Nilsson turned aside 26 shots in the loss, while Hiller made 35 saves in the win.

The Islanders loss was their third in a row on their current road trip and drops their record against Pacific division opponents to 2-3-1. The Islanders wrap up the California portion of their trip with a game against the San Jose Sharks Tuesday night at SAP Center. Puck drop is at 10:30 p.m. eastern time.

NOTES: Travis Hamonic led the Islanders with 22:51 TOI… John Tavares won 16-of-22 faceoffs (73%) and led the Islanders with six shots… Matt Martin led the Islanders with five hits.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
09:17NYI PPG - John Tavares (12) ASST: Thomas Vanek (11), Frans Nielsen (14) 1 - 0 NYI
15:54ANA Saku Koivu (3) ASST: Daniel Winnik (10), Cam Fowler (15) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
04:17NYI Thomas Vanek (9) ASST: John Tavares (22) 2 - 1 NYI
12:41ANA Andrew Cogliano (9) ASST: Daniel Winnik (11), Bryan Allen (6) 2 - 2 Tie
19:27ANA SHG - Cam Fowler (3) ASST: Matt Beleskey (2) 3 - 2 ANA
19:58ANA Corey Perry (19) ASST: Daniel Winnik (12), Ryan Getzlaf (21) 4 - 2 ANA
3rd Period
07:40ANA PPG - Corey Perry (20) ASST: Nick Bonino (15), Cam Fowler (16) 5 - 2 ANA
Three Stars of the Game
Corey Perry
Corey Perry
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 17:53
Daniel Winnik
Daniel Winnik
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 16:12
Cam Fowler
Cam Fowler
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 25:16
Penalty Summary
1st Period
06:01NYI Matt Martin  Fighting (maj) against  Tim Jackman
06:01ANA Tim Jackman  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Martin
08:57ANA Mark Fistric  Interference against  Colin McDonald
13:12ANA Dustin Penner  Too many men/ice - bench
2nd Period
15:08ANA Saku Koivu  Hooking against  Andrew MacDonald
17:43ANA Corey Perry  Interference against  Calvin de Haan
17:43ANA Dustin Penner  Roughing against  Cal Clutterbuck
17:43NYI Cal Clutterbuck  Roughing against  Ryan Getzlaf
3rd Period
06:18NYI Andrew MacDonald  Tripping against  Saku Koivu
15:05NYI Matt Carkner  Slashing against  Saku Koivu
15:05NYI Matt Carkner  Misconduct (10 min)
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays1/41/2
Faceoff Wins3527
Blocked Shots1621
Penalty Minutes2115
3T. HamonicD00-11022:51
7M. CarknerD00011213:11
12J. BaileyR00-11016:38
13C. McDonaldR00-33013:34
14T. HickeyD00-12018:35
15C. ClutterbuckR0003213:39
16P. ReginC0000012:51
17M. MartinL00-14511:27
21K. OkposoR00-14018:25
26T. VanekL11-14019:31
29B. NelsonL00-13013:53
40M. GrabnerR0002012:58
44C. de HaanD00-10020:54
47A. MacDonaldD00-11222:29
51F. NielsenC0101017:47
53C. CizikasC00-10012:33
55A. NessD00-11016:08
91J. TavaresC11-16019:14
45A. Nilsson2631.83960:00
4C. FowlerD1223025:16
6B. LovejoyD0000022:16
7A. CoglianoL1013013:29
8T. SelanneR0000015:10
10C. PerryR2013217:53
11S. KoivuC1015215:51
13N. BoninoC0113018:08
15R. GetzlafC0111020:38
17D. PennerR0002215:26
18T. JackmanR000358:48
20D. SteckelC000109:52
28M. FistricD000026:39
34D. WinnikL0322016:12
39M. BeleskeyL0112010:41
45S. VatanenD0010018:55
47H. LindholmD0022020:37
55B. AllenD0110023:29
65E. EtemR0001014:20
1J. Hiller3537.94660:00